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The Female Scientist CUUSOO Set Is Officially Getting Made Into a LEGO Product

Here's to hoping they come with all the little plastic flasks that money can buy.

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Good news, fans of tiny science! After months and months of consideration, the female scientist minifigure set that we told you about in February is getting made into a thing you can actually own. Hooray! Dinosaur skeletons and plastic ponytails for everyone!

LEGO Ideas (formerly LEGO CUUSOO) is a cool project that allows users to create, upload, and share their own concepts for LEGO sets with the hope of getting them made into actual buyable toys. Ideas that get a certain number of votes are reviewed by LEGO, who then selects one idea per cycle to make. Previous winners include the Mars Curiosity Rover, a Ghostbusters 30th anniversary set, the DeLorien from Back to the Future, and a Minecraft “Micro world.”

For CUUSOO #008, these awesome scientists beat out a Sherlock set, a Super Dimension Fortress Macross, The Legend of Zelda, a Japanese pagoda, Adventure Time, and a remote controlled DeLorean. It might not end up looking exactly like the design by the original creator, Alatariel, but the end result will hopefully be the same: showing kids (and adults) everywhere that women can be scientists and LEGO-lovers, too, without necessarily having to buy into the extremely feminine and stereotype-heavy LEGO Friends.

Oh, and if they could not do that thing where they indent the sides of their lady minifigs to create a smaller waist, too, that would be great—though I’ll admit, that’s a personal pet peeve on my part.

Check out the official announcement video from LEGO for more:

(via Topless Robot and The Mary Sue, image via Alatariel)

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